Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Amaryllis care after blooming


My amaryllis has stopped blooming. Now What?
After the flowers fade,
cut of the flower stalk just above the bulb. 

Sometimes new leaves will appear before the flowers fade.
Most of the time, leaves appear after the bulb has finished blooming.
You want to encourage these leaves to grow, so place your plant in a sunny window, water and feed them. These new leaves will gather energy to help replenish the bulb, grow new roots and help the bulb rebloom again.
Water your plant enough to keep the soil moist. Try to avoid extremes by not over watering to the point the soil is soggy or allowing the soil to dry out completely between watering. Make sure the pot does not sit in water. If excess water runs through, be sure to empty the sauce under the pot.
Feed your plant every two weeks with a balanced fertilizer such as Fertilome’s 20-20-20. Don’t worry about repotting, Amaryllis like to be snug, so they should do fine in this year’s pot.  Amaryllis can be placed outside in the shade after the last frost date, usually Mother’s Day. You can leave them in their pots or plant them directly in the garden, up to their shoulders. There they will stay until late in the fall when you bring them in before the first frost.

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